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Sea Vista ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Sea Vista Surf Guide

Sea Vista in St Francis Bay is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A left hand reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Sea Vista Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sea Vista:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sea Vista occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Sea Vista (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sea Vista with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in May while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sea Vista Location Map

Interactive Sea Vista surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Sea Vista is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sea Vista is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 203 km (126 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sea Vista Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 20:39 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 2.4
SSW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
WSW 5
W 5
NNE
Wind State on cross-
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Swell History at Sea Vista

Surf stats for Sea Vista, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Sea Vista

Wind stats for Sea Vista, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Sea Vista. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Sea Vista:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.